Motivated by the vision of a world where women and their children are free to exercise their human rights to live peacefully in a just, humane and equitable society, the Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE) Foundation is committed to enabling women and their communities to become socially, economically and politically empowered.

WEAVE was founded in 1990. The Foundation is committed to gender equality and in the empowerment of disadvantaged and marginalized indigenous women, their children and communities in Thailand, Myanmar and some regions in Asia.  It is an active member of the Committee for Coordination of Services to Displaced Persons in Thailand (CCSDPT) and of the World Fair Trade Organization (WFTO).

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SOCIAL IMPACT AWARDS FINALISTS WEAVE Foundation is humbled to be one of finalists under the ‘Big Impact Small Budget’ category. We are deeply honored to join the ranks ... Continue Reading →

WEAVE and partners celebrated 2017 IWD!

We shout happy #womensday and recommit to work… – Women’s Education for Advancement and Empowerment (WEAVE) The International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated worldwide on the ... Continue Reading →

Karenni refugee women weavers

WEAVE and weaving, an oasis of hope

2017 marks the 27th year of refugee confinement and the existence of WEAVE on the Thai-Myanmar border. This prolonged encampment and with no clear sight ... Continue Reading →

Empowering ethnic Burmese women through weaving

This article first appeared in website. Edited by Mitos Urgel, Executive Director, WEAVE Foundation Author: Bianca Caruana, The Altruistic Traveller A different world lies beneath ... Continue Reading →


WEAVE partners

Strategic collaboration and partnership is at the core of our work at WEAVE to advance the status and dignity of the peoples and communities we ... Continue Reading →


WEAVE at the WFTO Asia launch in Chiang Mai!

January 29, 2017 marks the official opening of the World Fair Trade Organization Asia (WFTO Asia) in Chiang Mai, Thailand. “WFTO Asia has finally landed ... Continue Reading →